Thursday, August 25, 2011

Rocking girl

The Paybacks were a Detroit rock band fronted by Wendy Case and active from 2000 to 2006. You think of Detroit, you think of guitars and head-bangers, and yeah, they definitely rocked out. I figured we needed a palate cleanser after all the bluegrass and such that I've been playing recently :).,

This is "Black Girl" off their 2002 album Knock Loud. And, uhm, yeah, they do :).

-- Badtux the Music Penguin


  1. When I think of Detroit, I think of Ron Kischuk, Leo Harrison, Mel Wonzo Dick Shearer, Ed Gooch and Randy Hawes.

    That's just the way I slide.


  2. Two words:

    Ted Nugent.


    - Badtux the Not-Detroit Penguin

  3. I think you have cat scratch fever.


    WV: hiefucts. Draw your own conclusions

  4. When I think of Detroit music, I think of all kinds of things. I think of some of guys Jazzbumpa mentioned although I haven't heard of all of those guys. Lots of good Jazz in Detroit though. Lately, I've listening to a lot of White Stripes, Kid Rock, and Eminem when I need a Detroit fix.

    I've decided that the song Lafayette Blues by the White Stripes is just exactly the song that I most strongly associate with Detroit. Partly because the lyrics are just Detroit street names pronounced in the French way rather than the Detroit way and my friends and I used to do that after French class all the time.

    But one thing I never ever think of when I think of Detroit music is Ted Nugent. I am not sure if I actually dislike his music or if I just associate it with Ted himself, who I think of as a repugnant human being. But oh man, if there is anything I can do to help you associate any other music with such a great city, please let me know.


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